JULY 25, 1954
Overseer S. L. Owens and family
spent one week of their vacation
at Camp Firestone.
Intermediate Tender Jess Car
ter has returned to work after
three weeks of illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chastain and
family spent a few days of their
vacation at Carolina Beach, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Davis, Card
ing and Spooling Departments re
spectively, spent their vacation
visiting in Cleveland County.
Card Stripper B. F. Massey and
his mother, Mrs. Ophelia Massey,
can hauler, spent the week end of
July 27, in Georgia, attending a
homecoming held at the Mt. Com-
Intermediate Tender Martie
Briggs and his wife, Mrs. Martie
Briggs, sweeper, had as guests
during the week of the 4th of July,
Guinn Briggs and his family of
Newport News, Va., and also Mrs.
Briggs’ parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Galloway,
Carding and Spooling Departments
^€spectively, visited the latter’s
niother in Anderson, S. C. and her
brother in Seneca, S. C. They also
visited Mr, Galloway’s brother in
Rosman, N. C., and Chimney Rock,
Section Man Carl James and
family spent their vacation at
Camp Firestone and also other
parts of the mountains.
Slasher Tender N. L. Harris and
his wife, Edna Harris, Carding De
partment, along with Mr. and Mrs.
N. N. Nolen of Greensville, S. C.,
and Mrs. J. B. Harris, spent one
'veek at Camp Firestone.
William Cosey, Carding Depart
ment, has been out several weeks
due to a fall. Best wishes for a
Overhauler Robert L. Rhyne,
^i's. Rhyne, their daughter, and
two grandchildren spent their va
cation at Maggie Valley.
A/B Clarence E. Smith, former
eniployee of Firestone Textiles, is
stationed at Lackland Air Force
^ase, San Antonio, Texas. He
^ould like to hear from all of his
fi'iends in Gastonia. His address
as follows: A/B Clarence E,
Smith, AF 14529798 FLT 472,
Sqdn. 3724 BMTS, Lackland Air
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
^fs. Lula Rogers, spinner, has
^®turned to work after several
^^^bs leave of absence.
orman Hopper, spinner, and
amily spent their vacation in
Claude Kelly and his
Lizzie, spinner, spent several
ays at Nags Head, N. C.
Turner and his
6, Mary, spinner, spent a few
at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Van Bailey, spinner, spent her
in Copper Hill, Tenn.
and h* M^Wred Hayes, spinner,
in family spent several days
^iss Faye Matthews,
the\v Doffer Howard Mat-
celeh^ Matthews, spinner,
July third birthday on
MISS Martha McClellan,
daughter of Loom Fixer Edward
McClellan, was recently named
one of five top typists in a
Rotary Club sponsored typing
contest. Miss McClellan is a
1954 graduate of the Bessemer
City High School at which she
received a number of honors.
Among them: Editor-in-chief of
the high schoqj annual, secretary
of the Beta Club, class and stu
dent council officer, winner of
the DAR Award, and winner of
the Babe Ruth Foundation
^acaf ^ary McAbee, spinner,
Wit}^ in Newport News, Va.,
>vhois ^'^^^and, C. O. McAbee,
employee of the Newport
^Irs. r» ’'^•llie Broome, his wife,
^isite^ spinner, and family
and Mrs. Ned Way-
caster of Portsmouth, Va., during
vacation. They also visited friends
in Georgia for several days.
Harvey Burch, roving hoister,
spent two weeks in Florida with
Mrs. Viola Dettmar, spinner, and
two children visited Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Smith, Mr. and Mi’s. Ran
dolph Carter, and Mrs. Violet
Smith in Atlanta, Ga., for two
Boyd McDaniel, roving hoister,
vacationed in Tennessee.
Yarn Man Leroy Hammonds
visited in Topton, N. C., and also
the mountains in Western North
Buford Sanders, Carding Depart
ment, his wife, Mrs. Cora Lee San
ders, Spinning Department, and
their two children visited relatives
in Georgia during vacation.
James and Jerry Snider, small
sons of Mrs. Alice Snider, spinner,
spent two weeks at the Elks Camp
for boys at Hendersonville, N. C.
Miss Ida Carroll, Mrs. Roxie
Shultz, spinner, and her three
daughters spent several days at
Chimney Rock, N. C.
A/B James H. Guffey, son of
Mrs. Maude Johnson, spinner, re
cently joined the Air Force and
is stationed at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Overseer Sam Guffey and Dof
fer Will Brown spent several days
at Myrtle Beach, S. C., during va
Second Hand Ray Thomas and
his family vacationed in the moun
tains of Virginia and also Charles
ton, S. C., visiting the former’s
Overhauler Howard Burgess and
his family spent one week at Camp
Firestone. Rickey Bradley, grand
son of Mr. Burgess, caught a 10-
pound Carp at Lake James.
Overhauler Frank Atkinson and
his family visited Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert Moss during vacation, Mr.
Atkinson also fished in Spindale,
N, C., while on vacation and re
ported a good catch.
Section Man John Davis and his
family vacationed in Norfolk, Va.,
visiting the former’s brother.
Section Man Reid Deal and his
family vacationed several days at
Camp Firestone. They also toured
the mountains of North Carolina
Doffer Grady Ivey, his wife,
Mrs. Jennie Ivey, spinner. Sweeper
Cary Shannon, and his wife spent
several days at the Isle of Palms.
Spinner Estelle Cooper spent
several days with her mother in
Albemarle, N. C., and also one
week in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Robbie Miller, roller picker,
spent several days with her daugh
ter, Mrs, Loreen Freeman of
Charlotte, N. C, Mrs, Freeman had
recently moved into her new home.
Mrs. Lydia Davis, spinner, had
as guests, her brother-in-law and
family of Norfolk, Va.
Fixer J. C. Westbrooks and fami
ly spent their vacation at Norfolk,
Mrs. Hildred McCurry, spooler
tender, and family visited in An
drews, N. C., during vacation.
Mrs. Pauline Barrett, winder
tender, and family spent their va
cation in San Diego, Calif.
Lee Lattimore, spooler tender,
spent two weeks with her sister in
New Orleans, La.
Mrs. Helen Brimer, spooler ten
der, and her husband spent their
vacation touring Canada, Washing
ton, New York, and New Jersey,
Mrs. Lela Mitchell, warper ten
der, and her husband visited in
Georgetown, S, C. during vacation.
Mrs. Hazel Hice, creeler, and her
husband spent their vacation in
Mr. Quincey Hartman, father of
Mrs. Grady Davis, reclaimer, is
seriously ill. Best wishes for a
Doffer Gwynn Hardin and fami
ly spent their vacation in Frank
lin and Andrews.
Mrs. Kitty Hovis, winder ten
der, and family spent the week end
of June 26th in Asheville, N. C.
Ralph Deal, sweeper, spent his
vacation in the mountains of
Western North Carolina.
Second Hand Pete McArver and
his wife spent a week at Camp
Firestone during vacation.
Mrs. Girthel Conger, winder ten
der, had as guest recently, her
daughter, Mrs. Vera Mae Cromer
of San Antonio, Texas.
Mrs. Bonnie Fletcher, winder
tender, and their daughter, Peggy,
spent a few days at Carolina
Yarn Man Wylie Carver spent
his vacation fishing. He reports a
.Timmy Clark, son of Mrs. Vauda
Clark, draw-in-hand, recently un
derwent a tonsillectomy.
Mrs. Helen Seay, weaver, visited
her father, S. S. Smith in Ashe
Mrs. .Juanita McDonald, draw-in-
hand, and family visited in
Mrs. Ruth Wallace, tie-in-hand,
and her husband, Robert Wallace,
spent their vacation visiting
friends in Deti’oit, and the upper
part of the Peninsula of Michigan
on the Les Cheneaux Islands. They
also visited Sault Ste Marie, Mich.,
to see the famous Soo City Locks.
Ray Deal, creeler, spent his va
cation at Clear Water, Fla.
Creeler James Reel toured the
mountains of Western North Caro
lina on his vacation.
Brother And Sister Graduate
DONALD AND SARAH THOMPSON, children of Mr. and Mrs.
Otis Thompson, Twisting and Weaving respectively, were among the
numerous sons and daughters of employees who graduated from
high school and college this spring. Both graduated from Gastonia
High School with good records and, in Donald’s case, with athletic
honors. Donald plans to continue his education at Applachian State
Teachers College, Boone, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burdette spent
one week of vacation in Roanoke,
Ala., visiting the former’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Burdette.
Mrs. Rosa Lane, splicer, spent
two weeks visiting her daughter
in Durham, N. C.
Mrs, Ann Tate, splicer, and fami
ly spent several days at Myrtle
Beach, S. C., during vacation.
Second Hand Claude Taylor,
Mrs. Delona Taylor, splicer, and
their daughter spent one week of
vacation at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Rosie Walker, splicer, and
her husband spent a few days at
Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Boyce Rhyne, son of Splicer
Martha Webster, and nephew of
Splicer Ha Webster, is home on
leave from the Navy. Mr. Rhyne
reported back to base July 22, at
Long Beach, Calif.
Carl Guffey, Quality Control,
Mrs. Carl Guffey, Weaving Depart
ment, and Mr. and Mrs. T. G.
Stacy visited Mr. and Mrs. Car
lisle O’Brien, Norfolk, Va. They
also toured Kitty Hawk and
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Parrish spent
the week end of July 4th with the
latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Clara Conrad, Helen Williams,
and Clara Wilson, tle-in-hands,
motored to the mountains of West
ern North Carolina and Tennessee
Overseer R. E. Conrad and
family spent their vacation at
Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Alvin Riley, Quality Control,
and Mrs. Ruby Riley, respooler,
entertained 33 relatives at dinner
on Father’s Day. Mrs. Riley’s par
ents remained for a week’s visit.
Sgt. Peggy Gordon of Camp
Lejeune, N. C., is spending a 30-
day furlough with her parents.
After the furlough she will be sta
tioned in San Francisco, Calif.
Sgt. Gordon is a sister of Mrs.
Estelle Price, respooler.
Section Man R. B. Burlesson
spent the week end of June 18th in
Western North Cai'olina moun
Claude Bolding and Mrs. Marie
Bolding, respooler, spent Sunday,
June 20, in Union, S. C., with Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Pridemore.
Mrs. Floy Green, respooler, had
some repair work done on her
home during her vacation.
Mrs. Beatrice Player, respooler,
and family visited her parents in
Central, S. C., for one week of her
List Of Graduates
Continues To Grow
The names of three additional
graduating students, who are sons
and daughters of employees, are
listed below: (These names were
reported too late to be included in
the list published May 25.)
Bobby Rape, Carlisle Military
School at Bamberg, S. C. His par
ents are Second Hand Carl Rape,
CarcJing Department, and Mrs.
Lelia Rape, Quality Control.
Danny Dill, Gastonia High
School. His parents are George
Dill, Weaving Department, and
Mrs. Louise Dill, Carding Depart
Sybil Lowery, Ellenboro High
School, Ellenboro, N. C. Her father
is William Lowery, Carding De
Mrs. Ruth Hardee, respooler,
visited her son, who is a student
at the Indiana Technical College at
Fort Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Hardee also
made a trip to Myrtle Beach for
several days during vacation.
Mrs. Ann Adams, respooler, and
family spent several days at Myr
tle Beach during vacation.
Mrs. Jessie Ledford, reclaimer,
visited relatives in Bryson City
for one week during vacation.
Mrs. Nellie Dixon, respooler,
and children spent July 4th at
Mrs. Floy HoUifieUl. respooler,
and family visited Asheville, N. C.,
during vacation. Her son, Loyd, is
home on a 24-day furlough from
Wright Air Force Base, Dayton,
Mr. and Mrs, R. B. Burlesson
had some repair work done on their
home during vacation.
Mrs. Florence Stiles, respooler,
and husband toured the moun
tains in Virginia during vacation.
Drawing Tender David Lowery
and Mrs. Agnes Lowery, respooler,
purchased a new ’54 Plymouth auto
Respooler Mary Wilkes and
family visited relatives in Jack
sonville, Fla., during vacation.
Mrs. Lois Stephens, wife of
Doffer Robert Stephens, has re
turned to her home after being in
Gaston Memorial Hospital for a
Twister Tender John Owensby
and Mrs. Lorene Owensby, re-
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